The 17th IAAF World Athletics Championships, Doha 2019. Facts Sheet

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The 17th IAAF World Athletics Championships, Doha 2019. will take place from September 27 to October 6, 2019. Over 10 days, 24 different events will be held for male and female athletes. WCH Doha 2019 will feature the IAAF World Championships’ first-ever midnight marathon, while a new format of the competition’s schedule sees all morning sessions removed and split evening sessions introduced for the first time with one-hour intervals to allow for entertainment and family activities. The competition will also see the global debut of the first 4x400m mixed relay ahead of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games.



Excitement for the IAAF World Athletics Championships Doha 2019 has been building up with athletes from more than 213 countries will particpate at the Khalifa International Stadium track and field from September 27 – October 6, 2019.

Fee starting from QR60

Event Location Khalifa International Stadium , Qatar

Area Doha

Start Time 27 September 2019, 12:00 AM

End Time 06 October 2019, 12:00 AM


The IAAF World Athletics Championships Doha 2019 is taking place at Khalifa International Stadium from 27th September to 6th October.

The event is happening in the Middle East for the very first time and this is the third biggest sport event in the World after the World Cup and Olympics. There will be 2000 athletes from 213 countries competing for ten days. Over 4000 volunteers from different countries have all been recruited and are going through intensive training to deliver a world-class event to athletics fans.

Ticket packages are selling out fast and avid athletics fans can select from an array of options which allow them to follow their champion, sit in traditional Arab cushioned Majlis seating or choose finish line seats (sold out).

Affordable taster options have been made available for those who are new to athletics. Family and group discounts are also on offer for those looking to attend with their families or groups of friends or colleagues from work.

How to buy your ticket

Tickets can be purchased online on the IAAF official website
Tickets can be also purchased at one of the ticketing stands in Doha Festival City and City Center Doha
Contact for requests and information.

Corniche to be closed for 11 hours for World Championship marathon

Corniche to be closed for 11 hours for World Championship marathon

New lights on Corniche for IAAF World Athletics Championships Doha 2019. Abdul Basit © The Peninsula

The Peninsula Online

Ministry of Interior has announced that Corniche will be closed for traffic on September 26 and 27 for the marathon as part of the 17th IAAF World Athletics Championships, Doha 2019. 

The ministry said in newspaper advt that the Corniche and some peripheral roads will be closed for 11 hours from 6 pm to next day 5 am on September 26 and 27.

The women’s marathon is scheduled to start at 11:59 pm on September 27.

The entire stretch of Corniche from Sheraton roundabout to Corniche Grand Hamad street will be closed for traffic along with some arterial roads.

More road closures will be implemented in the coming days for other road races like 50km walk for both men and women (to start at 11:30 on September 28), 20 km Race Walk for women (to start at 11:30 on September 29) and men (to start at 11:30 on October 4). The men’s marathon, which will also be held at the Corniche, is scheduled to start at 11:59 pm on October 5.

Doha 2019 will see the debut of midnight marathon at the IAAF World Athletics Championships. The event will be one to watch, especially as it takes place along Doha’s iconic corniche and against a backdrop of the beautifully-illuminated skyline. 

The IAAF World Athletics Championships will take place from September 27 to October 6, 2019. Over 10 days, 24 different events will be held for male and female athletes.

Doha Worlds will be unique: Coe

Doha Worlds will be unique: Coe

IAAF President Sebastian Coe (centre), The Head of Communications for the Worldwide Athletics Federation, Jackie Brock-Doyle (left) and the head of IAAF Inspection Team, Rune Andersen, during a press conference following a meeting of the body’s council in Doha ahead of the World Championships, yesterday.

By Armstrong Vas I The Peninsula

The IAAF World Championships in Qatar will be a ‘unique event’ and hopefully will inspire many young people to become athletes around the world, Sebastian Coe, the head of the sports governing body, said yesterday.

The former middle-distance runner, who won four Olympic medals, including the 1500 metres gold medal at the Olympic Games in 1980 and 1984, said that championship will motivate many youngsters around the world and Qatar.

“The Championships will be hopefully be spectacular and excite many more young people, particularly in Qatar to become athletes,” Coe said yesterday.

When asked about the preparations for the championship Coe said Qatar is ready to host the world’s biggest sporting event of the year in three days’ time.

“I spoke to Dahlan Al Hamad (Vice-President of IAAF and Director General of the IAAF World Athletics Championships Doha 2019 Local Organising Committee) and he said all the preparations are on track and Qatar is ready to host the championship,” Coe said.

Coe was upbeat ahead of the event and said the championship will be different from the last few editions in many aspects.

“The midnight Marathon under floodlights and mixed relays and the ability to have some of the biggest names in our sport in the combined events all competing on the same day, everything is different and this is a good thing and Qatar is given the opportunity,” Coe, 62, said.

The digital innovations which will be implemented at the Championship was one of the reasons for IAAF to allot the event to Qatar, Coe said.

“The digital innovation technology and some of the broadcast technology that we were able to apply to these challenges Championships will make the championship unique,” Coe said.

“Every championship wants to look back and say it did something differently and I think Qatar will be no different,” he added.







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